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· Dogsbody
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Well daft is a bit strong, shall we say adventurous !

Setting up an elcro-plating line can be done on the cheap as far as the equipment is concerned (say about GBP 500 to 600) but the electrolite chemical additives to make it work with a reasonable current density are another question. Perhaps you'll get some free samples.

An electroless system is cheaper as far as the equipment is concerned, but the coating will be very thin and probably need replacing very quickly - just a few cleans with a track rubber if you are rather light handed.

Is it worth it, I don't think; so otherwise we would all do it.

Cheaper and easier to junk the old steel track and buy new nickle/silver track. Even Hornby now make it.
 
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